Plant Care Fivespot


About Fivespot

Fivespot is a super rare houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Fivespot likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Fivespot belongs to the Nemophila genus, and is native to California.


Nemophila maculata

How to care for Fivespot


How often to water your Fivespot

Water needs for Fivespot
0.5 cups
every 9

Fivespot needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Fivespot

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Fivespot in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Fivespot: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Fivespot love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Fivespot does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Fivespot in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Fivespot

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Fivespot: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Fivespot after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Fivespot is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern

Care Summary for Fivespot



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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